(Errant Wife), the fifth tractate in the order Nashim
, treats, in nine chapters, the procedure followed when a married woman is suspected of adultery after having been warned by her husband not to seclude herself with another man and then ignoring the warning. Along the way, it also covers the laws of going out to war, the eglah arufah
(broken-necked heifer) ceremony (Deut. 21:1-9), and many other tangentially-related topics. The aggadic contents of this treatise are particularly prominent. The only instance of a printed illustration in the Bomberg edition of the Talmud occurs here on f. 43a; in other tractates, the famous publisher simply left a blank space wherever necessary, so that an individual owner could insert a diagrammatic drawing on his own.
A.M. Habermann, Ha-madpis daniyyel bombirgi u-reshimat sifrei beit defuso (Safed: The Museum of Printing Art, 1978), 33 (no. 22).
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